Rada renamed Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper, and Dneprodzerzhinsk — in Kamenskoe

The Verkhovna Rada in the framework of de-communization was renamed the city of Dnepropetrovsk in the city of Dnepr.

For a decision at the meeting on Thursday, may 19, voted 247 deputies.

The document stated that the decision comes into force from the date of its adoption.

The author of the bill №3864 Deputy from BPP Andrey Denisenko recalled that Grigory Petrovskyin 1926 after whom the town of Ekaterinoslav was renamed Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev sentenced by the court of appeal as one of the organizers of the genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Against this decision were made by «Opposition block». In particular the author of an alternative bill Yuriy Vilkul, who offered to leave the name of Dnipropetrovsk, modifying the etymology — in honor of the Dnieper river and St. Peter’s.

Also, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine was renamed the city of Dniprodzerzhynsk (Dnipropetrovsk region) in monay, as well as a number of settlements pursuant to the law on decommunization.

The decree (No. 4085) was supported by 249 deputies.

We will note, according to the survey, 90.5% of residents of Dnipropetrovsk in favour of retaining this name to their town.

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada was renamed 75 settlements and districts in Russia-annexed Crimea.




Rada renamed Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper, and Dneprodzerzhinsk — in Kamenskoe 19.05.2016

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